Orcas Youth Make: Social Media

The average American consumes media for 10-12 hours a day.

-Nielsen’s Q3 2018 Total Audience Report

What is media?

Can you identify the types of media in this photo?

Media is any vehicle for a message. We use a medium to communicate–media is the pluralized form of the word.

Media Literacy, according to the National Association of Media Literacy Educators, is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication.

What is social media?

Why is it important to study social media?

• 1.7 billion people have active social media accounts
• 2/3 of adults get their news from social media
• In China, social media addiction was recently formally classified as a clinical disorder, with clinics offering rehabilitation services
• Social media is a powerful tool, that makes everyone their own broadcaster, publisher, editor, radio host, and more

Social Media makes us powerful. And as Uncle Ben used to say:





Great power comes great responsibility

Video shorts showing social effect



Positive Uses, Connecting with Art and Ideas





Teacher’s Notes

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